I am employed currently as a school nurse and love it, still looking around for and putting in for extra jobs as mine is only 18 hours a fortnight and I need to learn more. In my job we use a lot of castellini's paint for ingrown toenails which is a maroon colour, and works like an indelible pencil. Has anyone heard of it or had it spill on anything and been able to get it out?. It stains a great deal more than betadine. We don't wear uniforms just smart casual and I spilt it on my new lemon shirt so it now gets used as a duster.
At the risk of sounding like a pretentious snobby type, I believe how we look says a great deal aboput how we regard the importance of our job and reflects on the institution. I don't want to be served or cared for by someone who obviously doesn't give a damn.
I was reading about scrubs and makeup in a few older posts about professional looking nurses and how they found white scrubs got easily grubby plus their views on make-up. I am all for make-up, not overdone though, clean teeth, clean nails and tidy hair. ...That sounds about a fifty five plus view now doesn't it? .
But I like professionals who look smart and professional and it's amazing how many make an effort to look nice and yet they smile and their teeth are just shockers. One of the best things I have done since giving up smoking 6 months ago was to spend the $1200 I'd saved to get my lips, eyeliner and brows tattooed. (If I chew lipstick off I look awful, haggard and washed out, so I was wearing lipfinity for years which is a great product). I literally now, only have to do my hair, add some mascara and off I go. It has saved so much time and increased my confidence. Funny thing was I didn't realise how much time I spent before with make-up. I add foundation when going somewhere special though and while it's expensive the first time for permanent makeup it is well worth the hassle. It hurts a bit but I'd do it again.